Friday, October 17, 2008

The Reaction in Review (Oct. 17, 2008)

A week's Reactions that deserve a second look:


By Michael J.W. Stickings: "A Powell endorsement?" -- Michael looks at what a Colin Powell endorsement of Barack Obama, perhaps this weekend, might mean to the presidential race.

By Carl: "I LOVE this election!" -- Carl thoughtfully looks at what an Obama election might mean to the nation.


By J. Thomas Duffy: "For Joe the Plumber" -- Great visuals and bonus links explore this bizarre episode following the debate.

By Mustang Bobby: "Joe the plumber isn't licensed" -- Bobby fills us in on the real deal, here.

By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Reflections on the third Obama-McCain debate" -- Beginning with a "not much to add," Michael adds a great deal of debate perspective -- his own and several others writers' important ideas.

By Mustang Bobby: "Debate wrap" -- Yet another very skillful analysis of the presidential debate,"All I can say is that Barack Obama didn't lose and John McCain didn't win."

By Capt. Fogg: "Let him have one?"
-- Duffy skilfully analyzes the debate and the MSM media's lackluster reactions to McCain's performance vs. Obama's.

By Carol Gee: "When "eloquence is an epithet" -- After the debate this post explores one of McCain's most bizarre misuses of the language, along with other debate elements.


By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Ambitions of empire: Live-blogging the third Obama-McCain debate" -- Fantastic post with 61 comments: "UPDATED FREQUENTLY -- PLEASE ADD YOUR COMMENTS AND LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK/THOUGHT OF THE DEBATE AND THE REACTION TO IT."

By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Obama trouncing McCain among early voters" -- The good news: "2008 isn't 2000 or 2004. This may be the year that the old rules no longer apply."

By Dan Tobin: "A Red Sox comeback vs. one from McCain" -- This great writer juxtaposes baseball and the election in a post with a prediction about the upcoming debate.


By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Canada Votes 2008" -- Michael takes us through the Canadian election's intricacies, including real-time updates, ending with, "For now, though, we must accept what was, going in, the likeliest of outcomes, another Conservative minority."

By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Dan Balz and double standards: Yet another example of the media's abominable coverage of the 2008 presidential race" -- "Balz defends McCain's attacks on Obama's "patriotism or his commitment to the values the country holds dear" and questions Obama's ability to deal effectively with the current "crisis in the credit markets," says Michael as he critiques the Balz piece.

By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Troopergate: Orwellian Palin" -- Michael reports on the Alaska Daily News take on the Palin scandal.


By Carl: "Way to go, Paul!" -- Carl happily announces economist Paul Krugman's award of the Nobel Prize in Economics (extra comments).

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